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Last year, my 15 year old daughter asked if she could fly to New Orleans with other girls from her Orthodox Jewish high school to rebuild houses in some of the poorest areas of New Orleans that still had not recovered from Hurricane Katrina. The group was also scheduled to […]
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Marilyn Monroe once sang “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend,” but perhaps she should have added “and siddurim are a Jewish girl’s faithful companion.” Earlier this month, the media exploded (to the tune of 30,000 plus articles!) when news that Monroe’s personal siddur was being auctioned off, but very few […]
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’93Queen’: Film Review | Hot Docs 2018 Forget Supergirl and Wonder Woman. To see a real female superhero in action, check out Paula Eiselt’s documentary concerning the creation of an all-female, Hasidic EMT corps. 93Queen centers on Rachel “Ruchie” Freier, the co-founder of the organization that gives the film its […]
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Bergen Teens Trade Labor Day Plans For Flight to Houston to Help Rebuild After Harvey A group of teen volunteers, including seven from North Jersey, have dropped their Labor Day plans to board a Houston-bound flight and help victims of Hurricane Harvey. The teens, ranging from 15 to 17 years […]
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The internet has been abuzz over the past two weeks since Orthodox Jewish beatboxers Ilan Swartz-Brownstein and Josh Leviton made their debut on America’s Got Talent. These kippah-clad men in glasses, tzitzits, and easy smiles shocked the celebrity judges and rallied the entire audience the moment they opened their mouths. […]
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